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Brooke Parker Higgins releases photographic memoir
Author-photographer chronicles her memorable life experiences in photo essay

 

LOS ANGELES – Through years of following different roads that allowed her to relish in the wealth and diversity of experience, author Brooke Parker Higgins felt compelled to share her story through the personal photographs she has taken. “Where will your next road take you?” (published by Xlibris), her debut literary work, is a delightful consortium of inspiring images and insightful food for thought that celebrate the beauty of being, life and meaning.

This pictorial assemblage delights in the shades of colors and light, each presenting a serene setting caught in a moment of ephemeral stillness. From the brick pavements of Baltimore, to her family’s rich history in Cape Cod and to the poetically enigmatic night streets of Los Angeles, the author diffuses an evocative menagerie of roads that reflect the complex multiplicity of lives. She pairs this with richly nostalgic narratives that, although personal, communicate deep reflections on the universal subtleties of existence.

“I am offering some of these roads as a brief photographic essay for your own journey,” says Higgins. “I have traveled some of these roads alone and on some roads others have been along with me. May you rejoice in the life metaphors each one offers you.”

Higgins first learned to take photographs at the young age of 5. Since then, she has carried her lenses along her most daring personal journeys. You may visit her website www.wherewillyournextroadtakeyou.com for more details.

“Where will your next road take you?”
By Brooke Parker Higgins
Hardcover | 8.5x11in | 44 pages | ISBN 9781503578418
Softcover | 8.5x11in | 44 pages | ISBN 9781503578401
E-Book | 44 pages | ISBN 9781503578395

Available at Xlibris, Amazon and Barnes & Noble


Ms. Higgins offers her deepest gratitude to the wonderful people of Brockton Enterprise, especially to Marc Larocque for the interview and humbling feature published on the Brockton pages in early August of 2015. The Brockton Enterprise is closely associated with the author’s hometown in Easton, MA.

http://easton.wickedlocal.com/article/20150807/NEWS/150807587/0/SEARCH

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Author event part of Easton Garden Club’s Festival of Treets

The Easton Garden Club announces an “Afternoon with Authors” happening at its 5th Annual Festival of Trees event on Sunday, Nov. 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Easton Country Club. Guests will include highly acclaimed writer Michael Keith and his latest collection of unique short stories titled “The Near Enough” that take everyday situations and turn them into works of art; Linda (Manning) Williams and her memoir, “Through the Widow’s Window,” about being a young widow trying to raise her children while residing at Borderland’s Captain Tisdale House as one of Blanche Ames’ personal nurses; award-winning children’s author Anna Staniszewski who finds humor in middle school life, most recently in her book “I’m With Cupid,” the first in a new tween series; and Brooke Parker Higgins whose photographic essay of the roads she has traveled in “Where Will Your Next Road Take You?” will help the reader through their own life’s journey.

The authors can personalize by signing your books and will have some on site to purchase.

For more information, contact Cathy Estey, Easton Garden Club president at 508-989-0270 or cestey0226@gmail.com.




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Thank you to Stonehill College, Ms. Higgins’ Alma Mater, for their support in buying 8 copies of “Where will your next road take you?” for #GivingTuesday. This is a new global day on December 1, 2015, to celebrate a national day of philanthropy and giving back. Four copies were given externally and Four copies were given internally.

The following write up about Ms. Higgins and her first published book was included in an email announcement sent out by President John Denning to the Stonehill Community and Alumni.

Different Roads: A communication major and theatre arts minor at Stonehill, Brooke Parker Higgins ’94 is now an LA-based actress, photographer, voice-over artist and writer. Yesterday, Higgins, who is the daughter of Professor Craig Higgins, participated in an authors’ event in Easton where she discussed Where Will Your Next Road Take You? Her first book, it combines photos of and reflections on the different roads she has taken in life and what they mean. We have eight copies of the book. Email mmcgovern@stonehill.edu.

We are so please to announce that this book is now officially a part of the college campus library collection for the faculty and students – past, present and future – to enjoy. Much gratitude for Stonehill’s support.


Thank you to Nick Frisone for my interview for The Baltimore Media Blog, which also featured my photograph of Fells Point in Baltimore, MD.

http://baltimoremediablog.com/2016/04/qa-authoractress-brooke-parker-higgins/


Story:
Easton Shovel Town Cultural District to host gallery showing

Easton Shovel Town Cultural District will host a gallery showing of two former Easton residents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at the Art Co/op Gallery, 50 Main St., Easton.

Their work will remain at the Easton gallery for the month of June.

Five pieces of work by photographer Craig S. Higgins were recently selected for Massachusetts General Hospital’s “Illumination Series” which will be displayed later this year.

“I always tried to keep the spirit and light of the creative candle alive by observing the beauty all around us. It’s there. We just need to stop long enough in our busy lives, and be still and look,” said Higgins.

Higgins’ daughter, Brooke Parker Higgins, exhibited her photographs in her recent publication “Where will your next road take you?”

“We all take many roads in life and can recall many of those visual images. If you really pay attention, they speak to us in metaphors, and reflect what we desire and or perhaps regret. As I took photos throughout my life I could see my life and others, through the camera lens in a different perspective. After my mother’s death in 2010, I went on certain roads to help me to look back, to re-visit and to look ahead while asking some of the important questions in life. I fell in love all over again and in a new way, with taking the ‘image’ and experiencing this creative process,” said Brooke Parker Higgins.

The publication features the monument in South Easton in the intersection of Depot and Center streets and will also be available for sale along with her individual artwork.

A huge thank you to The Wicked Local for being featured online and announcing our joint Father/Daughter Gallery showing in North Easton, MA.

Thank you to the Carolyn Cole for making this showing possible. Wonderful blessing and opportunity to show our work in our hometown.

http://easton.wickedlocal.com/news/20160526/easton-shovel-town-cultural-district-to-host-gallery-showing


Easton Journal

Ms. Higgins would personally like to thank “The Easton Journal” for being featured in this lovely article with her father, Craig S. Higgins, that was published on June 10, 2017. A wonderful blessing to be featured in her hometown paper for her book signing event on June 11, 2016 at The Queset House and also for the month long joint Father – Daughter Gallery Showing.

A special thank you to Carolyn Cole at The Easton Art Cop-op & Gallery and to Uma Hiremath at The Ames Free Library – both are in North Easton, Massachusetts – for their continued and wonderful support.